LGBT

Thank You GLgbt* & GCSU

One of my favourite times of the school year is April. Not just because exams and final assignments are finishing up. And not because classes are done. I actually got super sad this year as I saw my friends starting to think about their courses for next year, and I realized that I’m done taking courses for my undergrad.

The reason it’s one of my favourite times of the year is because this is the time that different student clubs and organizations start hiring their new executive team members and setting plans for the coming year. (more…)

Am I The Only Queer Latino There Is?: My #WP14TO Speech

The following is the speech I gave at the Glendon World Pride Opening Ceremony, that happened on June 24, 2014. Please enjoy!

“Merci à tous et à toutes qui sont venus aujourd’hui pour célébrer WorldPride 2014 à Glendon! Thank you to GLgbt*, TBLGAY and the Art Gallery at York and all the supporters of York At Pride for putting on this amazing series of events this week but also for asking me to speak – not that you could’ve kept me away. Je me sens tellement chanceux d’être un étudiant de Glendon, de vivre en Toronto et d’être citoyen de Canada cette semaine. In a city and country that is so multicultural and progressive, the feeling of being open, out and proud is an incredible one.

All the rainbows ! Lovely day at the Glendon #wp14to opening ceremony :) #100happydays #day28

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Campus Spotlight: Glendon Women and Trans Center

The Glendon Women and Trans Center has become one of my favourite spots on campus this year, and it’s because it is an awesome way to get, it’s a hub for information, and they support the community in so many important ways! Everything they provide is available to students, staff, faculty and alumni of Glendon, so they support the entirety of the Glendon community. (more…)

Summer of Juan

My dog and I go through this everyday.

In my last post, I talked about how this summer, I am planning on relaxing. I’m not going to work, so it gives me a 4 month “staycation” of some sort. However, now that summer has started, the big question is… what to do? With a bunch of my friends starting their summer jobs, or going off to Explore (like eAmbassador Michelle), I have spent the last two weeks spending time with Ellen and Anderson (aka watching a ton of daytime talk shows) and reading a bunch. Now that has been a great break from everything, but I have approximately 93 days left until I move back to Glendon for Don Training. (I may or may not have a countdown on my phone). So the question is… what do I do? 

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Resources for LGBTQ* Students

Our resident rainbow lion :)

Last year, one of my first blogposts was this one here: An International, Close-knit Community! In it, I talked about how diverse Glendon was by showcasing students from very different backgrounds! The reason I was able to write that is because the community and environment here at Glendon is one of accepting and celebrating differences; whether they be racial, religious, philosophical or sexual orientation.  (more…)